Stillwater Solar


Location: Fallon, Nevada

The Stillwater Solar project is one portion of the first renewable solar-geothermal hybrid power plant approved in North America. This solar power plant is paired with a geothermal power plant that has a capacity of 33 MW. The Stillwater Power Plant was named a “Top Plant” in the December 2012 edition of Power Magazine. Michael Baker International provided civil engineering, earthwork, and grading design for this 23.8 megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant in Northern Nevada. Michael Baker prepared a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), surface drainage and stormwater management plans, and provided engineering support during construction and development of this 118-acre site. Plans were prepared to comply with the client’s engineering and construction technical specifications. Due to the flat nature of the site, directing sheet flow was a concern. The drainage system was designed to retain, at a minimum, a 50-year, 24-hour storm. In conjunction with a 3,400 foot berm, a 10-acre-foot basin was designed with a 1,500 square foot emergency outlet weir and infiltration systems.

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